Highlights of 1966 (1997)

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February, 1997
(Source: ICA in Asia and the Pacific -Annual Report 1996)

			Highlights of 1996
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January
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- OECD announces the State of Singapore as a new developed
   nation in January, 1996.

- UNDP launches a Strategic Planning Project on Co-operatives 
   in Vietnam.

- Thrift and Credit Co-operative Federation of Sri Lanka inaugurates 
   the ICA Centenary Building on its education campus.

February
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- JICA launches a feasibility study of agricultural co-operatives in 
   Indonesia.

- VICTO, Philippines, conducts a Regional Seminar on Youth in 
   Co-operatives.

March
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-  Vietnam passes the first ever legislation on co-operatives.
-  ICA Regional Seminar on Housing Co-operatives proposes to set 
    up a Housing Committee.

May
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-  NACF, Korea hosts an ICA ROAP Regional Seminar on Agri-
   business Co-operative Development.

June
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-   Mr. Malte Jonsson, Senior Development Advisor returns to SCC.

-   Regional Assembly meets in Kuala Lumpur and decides to appoint 
    a  Permanent Advisory /Standing Committee.

-  Agricultural Committee of the ICA ROAP meets in Kuala Lumpur.

-   Consumer Committee of ICA ROAP meets in Kuala Lumpur. 
     Mr. H. Tanaka is elected as the Chairperson of the Consumer
     Committee, while Mr. Ohya retires.

-    HRD Committee of ICA ROAP meets in Kuala Lumpur, adopts 
      the new Constitution and renames itself as the Committee on 
      Human Resources Development and Research.

-     Fisheries Committee of ICA ROAP meets in Kuala Lumpur.

August
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-    ICA Symposium on Co-operative Banking and Finance, Goa, 
     India.

September
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-     ICA ROAP Regional Consultation on Gender Integration in 
      Co-operatives, Bangkok, Thailand.

-    Mr. Yves Regis, President, CICOPA passes away.

October
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-    Vietnam organizes a workshop on Consumer Co-operative
      Development.

-     Australian Co-operatives hold a Key Issues Conference.

-     ICA holds Asian Regional Conference of Top Level Women 
      Farm Leaders.

-     ICA/ICMIF Insurance Seminar is held in Japan.

-     Mr. G.K. Sharma, Regional Director, retires and Mr. Robby 
      Tulus takes over.

November
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-     Second Meeting of the Asian Healthcare Co-operatives decide 
       to float an Asia-Pacific health Organization.

-      ICA ROAP adopts a new 4-year work plan for 1997-2000.

December
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-      ICA ROAP holds a symposium on Co-operative Agri-business 
       in Myanmar.

-      ICA holds a Regional Consultation to Myanmar, on the issues 
       for the forth coming Ministers' Conference.

-      ICA ROAP holds a Curriculum Development Workshop in Sri 
       Lanka, after 1982.

-      Vietnam holds a National Workshop on Strategy for Co-operative
        Development.